The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society was given the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forestry by Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forester Lands, Naturals Resource Operations and Rural Development.
Here’s the BC Community Forest Association announcement.
Congratulations to the Barriere Secondary School Grads of 2018! Here’s director Gai Conan with the 2018 LNTCFS Scholarship recipients; each of these students (+1 missing) will receive $3,750 to support their post-secondary education for a total of $30,000 in LNTCFS support.
Congratulations on the successful completion of this project! Here’s a link to the full article: Replica School House Article
We are pleased to announce funding approval from the BC Rural Dividend Fund of $100,000 towards the development of a firewood processing facility at our millsite. The objective of this project will be to help utilize mill waste and low value logs from our license area while helping to create local employment and economic diversification of our organization.
Rural Dividend Press Release
We received a total of twenty-seven grant applications in 2017 with requested funding well exceeding the planned amount for disbursement. The LNTCFS has now reviewed the applications and is pleased to announce our decision to donate a total $80,000 to the local non-profit organizations detailed below. We wish them the best of luck in completion of their projects.
2017 Grants Summary
The LNTCFS is seeking two motivated students for employment through the summer of 2018. The following positions are available:
2018 Summer Forestry Students (2)
Those interested please submit coverletter and resume by February 16, 2018 to LNTCFSociety@telus.net. We thanks all applicants for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Kelsey & Vanessa
Emma & Martin
Simone Levesque taking notes on the Forest
The Daisy Queen
The LNTCFS is pleased to announce our decision to donate $ 110,000 for 2016/17 to be disbursed as follows:
- $ 30,000 has been allocated to Barriere Secondary School (BSS) 2018 Graduates for student awards (scholarships and/or bursaries). As with previous years, these awards will be administered through BSS;
- $ 80,000 has been allocated for distribution through our community grants program. Click here for grant application forms and guidelines. All applications received by December 31, 2017 will be reviewed by the LNTCFS board members who will award the money to successful applicants.
We’re pleased to announce the release of a research summary by Anne Rooban of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba which documents and explores the benefits of community forests using the Lower North Thompson and Wells Gray Community Forests as case studies for her research. Anne visited our communities in late 2015 and conducted a series of interviews as part of this research; her full thesis and this summary document, ‘Growing socioeconomic sustainability through Community-Based Forest Management in British Columbia’ are the results.
Have a read, it’s well written and does an excellent job of exploring the benefits of our organization and community forestry in BC. And thank-you again to Anne for all your hard work and effort!
Growing socioeconomic sustainability through Community-Based Forest Management in British Columbia